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Kep Lodge
Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Kep
Atlanta, Georgia
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“Best in Kep”
Reviewed February 6, 2009

The pool, the sunset, the food (excellent) and the internet (wifi) make this place the best there is in Kep. We were at the Veranda but the construction at the hotel drove us away. The Kep Lodge kitchen puts out an excellent whole fish with veg. and their Brownie/fruit plate is addictive. The bungalows were very clean and the new pool was just what this tired, hot traveler needed. On the downside was the room (Banana) next to the bar. The noise went on past midnight and the owner has three friendly dogs that can go on a late night barking rampage. Other than that I would have no hesitation returning. Thumbs up. Do make reservations in advance. Dan (Swiss) will get back to you via email.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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keplodge, Owner at Kep Lodge, responded to this review, February 13, 2009
We know about the issue of the Banana Bungalow and we will soon make improvements that you won't hear any noise from the restaurant anymore.
As far as our dogs are concerned, they are normally quiet at night unless they hear something strange. The dogs you probably heard were from our neighbor next door and there is nothing we can do about.
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Reviewed January 15, 2009

As the owner of this guesthouse correctly suggested to me, writing about your good experiences is as important as writing about your bad ones. So, I have finally got around to writing my very positive review of Kep Lodge.
While we were only there for one night, our group of four had a great stay in September 2008. The rooms are fairly basic, but are clean, with traditional-style furniture and balconies with a great view.
I didn't eat at the Lodge, but one of our party did and spoke highly of the food. After a meal at the crab markets in Kep (at the particuar restaurant recommended by the lodge's owner) we came back to the Lodge for late drinks and badly-played pool in the bar. Lots of fun, and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. I would recommend to anybody looking for comfortable, welcoming, budge accommodation in Kep. The pool is great too!

  • Stayed September 2008, traveled with friends
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Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2008

Kep Lodge was a real oasis of calm with ocean views, delicious food, a stunning small pool and a pool table thrown in. The rooms are comfortable and clean with a great balcony complete with hammock and sofa to relax on. It was a real treat to stay here but be sure to book.. word is getting out!

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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Sarasota, Florida
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Reviewed December 1, 2008

When we pulled up the lane to Kep Lodge, my wife and I knew we found the perfect match for us. The property has one of the most amazing views of any place we have stayed. It definitely rivals that of properties along the caldera in Santorini, Greece. From there, everything continued to be wonderful. Our bike ride to the crab market and back, our relaxing in the pool, the jungle trek the next morning, the dinner served that night family style, and of course the welcomg feel from Dan, Cheang, and the rest of the Kep Lodge family. If you like nature, I can't imagine a superior location. We cannot wait to return.

  • Liked — The view
  • Disliked — A little confusion at check out
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
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Moscow
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Reviewed October 18, 2008

Definitely for fans of nature and exotic without pretence of comfort. The hotel consists of several different bungalows and a restaurant under a mango tree – all this looks great. From the restaurant and bungalow you can see the ocean, behind the hotel – the mountains. It’s very green and beautiful there. But at the same time you should be ready that there will be no a/c in the room, only fan, no TV (it’s a principle of the hotel-owner). Mosquito net hangs over a bed. During our stay there once we found a frog in the bathroom, different kinds of insects like grasshopper, so you should be ready to share your room with members of exotic fauna)). In a word, a bungalow is furnished very simple. The owner of this hotel is a very interesting man, a Swiss who has been living in Cambodia for long time, and this “Europeanness” displays in the approach to the managing. Restaurant’s menu consists of European and Khmer dishes, so you have choice, and is very good. Especially mango shake is made there perfectly. The only one thing that spoils the overall impression of the restaurant is the stuff. They are very friendly and they try their best, but it’s very difficult to explain them what you need, they often don’t understand what you mean. But maybe it isn’t so now, because when we were there, it was told that they were just studying, because they had been employed recently. As for hotel location: it is located at a distance from the street for cars and buses, and is connected with it with a narrow stony way leading uphill, so if you arrives with heavy baggage better take a tuk tuk.
So, if you want to be close to the nature – the hotel is a good choice in Kep.

  • Liked — view, food
  • Disliked — last of AC&TV
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
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keplodge, owner at Kep Lodge, responded to this review, February 13, 2009
Sorry to hear that you had problems ordering your food, but now the staff studied hard and they all speak good English and can deal with your requests.
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Reviewed September 16, 2008

We stayed in the lovely Pineapple Bungalow, the furthest away from the restaurant. The view from the veranda was fantastic and even though it rained quite a bit, we just enjoyed sitting on our private spot and reading our books. The extraordinary food they make at the Kep Lodge is sure worth mentioning. The rostis (swiss style potatoes) are exceptional and so is their cheeseburger (we never had a better one). One night they organized us some fresh crabs from the market and cooked it with green pepper - simply divine.
Their pool is not too big, but has one of the best views we ever saw.
The friendly swiss owner and his cambodian wife are really friendly and help you with all kind of information.

One of our highlights during our trip in Cambodia. Highly recommended.

  • Liked — food, pool
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
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Berlin
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Reviewed April 6, 2008

New little bungalow set-up on the road into kep with some lovely views of the ocean. We wound up staying here as the Veranda was full but it turned out to be a great alternative and a lot cheaper. The food is very good for this part of the world, but when in kep it seems the thing to do is eat crab at the local restaurants on the sea front which are excellent.
Kep Lodge is run by a really nice swiss man and his Khymer wife, and a nice staff. Our only complaint is the big (tho clean and healthy and well behaved) dogs that roam the restaurant, in a country with rabies it made us just a bit nervous.
Well worth a visit- and well worth being a first choice if you want to spend no more than 30 dollars.

  • Liked — Clean, views
  • Disliked — dogs, lack of AC
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Kep Lodge

Property: Kep Lodge
Address: Pepper Street 1, Kep 8888, Cambodia
Location: Cambodia > Kep Province > Kep
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Kep
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Kep Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Kep Lodge will make your holidays as relaxed as possible. Our salt water infinity pool with a stunning view over the ocean, our well stocked lounge-bar, the pool table, the delicious food with some Swiss specialties, the private bungalows with hot water, minibar, kettle, private balcony, the lush green, well maintained garden, the nice and welcoming staff - all these things will make you never want to leave again. A warm welcome to you! Our brand new stylish Deluxe Bungalows with air con and fan, safe, TV/DVD with small sound system, tea/coffee maker, minibar, mp3 player, king size spring mattresses and a 15m2 balcony with sofa corner, hammock and one of the best views in Kep down to the Gulf of Thailand. Our newest edition is the extension of the restaurant with an additional floor, which gives you the fantastic sea-view everybody is writing home about, which can also used as a lounge or meeting room for small to medium conferences. ... more   less 
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